Dispatchr makes an enterprise SaaS application that helps electric utilities reduce the impact of severe weather related power outages in two ways:
(a) Determine, before a storm hits, where the power grid is at risk by analyzing large weather, vegetation, and infrastructure datasets so that a utility can harden assets and pre-position equipment and personnel.
(b) Optimize restoration efforts by linking the location and progress of each work crew so that a utility will know in real-time who will have power back when.
Given that in the US alone, electric utilities spend over $145B annually on storm related O&M repairs and there doesn’t currently exist a dominant competitor, Dispatchr is positioned well to capture this emerging market for utilities. For context, consider a utility with a fleet of 500 vehicles. Implementing mobile resource management alone saves that utility $2.5M annually. Also, deployments of outage management systems can easily cost $30M per installation.